April 9, 1901 — Brooklyn, NY
Note April 9, 1901An 8yr old James Mariana (Mariani) aka “Jesse James”, of 115 N. Portland was arrested with two other youths for defacing the Memorial statue of the Martyrs at Ft Greene Park.
Article in the Brooklyn Eagle April 9, 1901
“Guilty boys arrested”
Three of them admit disfiguring the Martyrs tomb in Fort Greene ParkThree boys, who admitted that theye were the ones who disfigured and mutilated the Martyrs Tomb at fort greene, were arrested last night and arrainged in the Myrtle avenue Court this morning before Magistrate Teale....”it involved three youth arrested for disfiguring , to the cost of $1,500, the Martyrs Tomb in Fort Greene Park, near the Navy Yard.Two are brothers John O'Rourke age 8, Thomas O'Rourke age 10 or 138 North Portland Ave.One youth is James Mariana also known as "Jesse James" age 8yrs. of 115 North Portland Ave.(an 8 yr old in 1901 would have dob of 1893-94) Other youth John age 8 and Thomas age 10 O’Rourke of 138 N. Portland avenue... ln 1901 Directory is family of Catherine O’Rourke widow of William 136 N. Portland., the same block